0 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2011 4:51 PM by zacsmith RSS

What are the advantages and disadvantages of DHCP?

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DHCP is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol which use to assign the IP address Dynamically and Automatically in system

 

Advantages

All the IP configuration information gets automatically configured for your  machine by the Router.

If you move your  machine to a different subnet, your computer will send out its discover message the next time it is turned on and work as usual. However, when you first boot up there  will not be able to get back the IP address you had at your previous location regardless of how little time has passed.

 

Disadvantage 

Your machine name does not change when you get a new IP address. The DNS (Domain Name System) name is associated with your IP address and therefore does change. This only presents a problem if other people try to access your machine by its DNS name.